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By Paul Clemence After mostly curtailing the pandemic crisis, Switzerland has been slowly re-opening the country, albeit with careful preventive protocols in places. Recently the country re-opened its European land borders and larger gatherings (of up to 1000 people) and public activities are now allowed, with guidelines for contact tracing

By Ann Abel Remember when we used to talk about high-touch service at five-star hotels? That used to be a major selling point. Today I cringed just typing that phrase. Now the goal is contactless everything. It’s not that cleanliness is the new luxury—cleanliness should have been and generally was

By Everett Potter West Palm Beach has long played second fiddle to its far more glamorous sister, Palm Beach, on the other side of the Intracoastal Waterway in Florida. The divide was clear: the wealthy came to stay and play in Palm Beach, while those who weren’t quite so well

By Shari Hartford There are areas in midtown New York City that were once vast wastelands. Street after street of sad nondescript office buildings, with entire floors to rent, interspersed with the occasional coffee shop or bodega–the 30s, from Fifth Avenue to Seventh Avenue is one such cluster.  But a

By Julie Snyder While Portland prides itself on an eclectic collection of hip hotels, the city is just as proud of its lodging with a vintage vibe. No longer hipsters, our favorites fall in the latter category. There’s Hotel deLuxe, an art deco homage to Hollywood, with its gorgeous high-ceilinged

By Shari Hartford I’ve crossed the line…actually a bridge. As a lifelong New Yorker, I admit to being almost completely unfamiliar with the other boroughs. Sure I’ve been to Yankee Stadium (The Bronx), visited cousins in Queens, walked the Promenade in Brooklyn Heights and have driven through the picturesque Moravian

By Everett Potter What is the best hotel in Dublin? There’s little doubt that it’s The Merrion, which occupies a row of four understated 18th century Georgian townhouses on a quiet street close to St. Stephen’s Green. The brass signage is so discreet that you might mistake it for that

By Everett Potter Luxury hotels don’t come much subtler than The Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado. The location is primo, at the foot of Aspen Mountain, within walking distance to everything that matters in town. It has a discreet appearance and a small lobby that feels more like a series

By Ann Abel The foyer by the carpark is decorated with memorabilia from 1930s Formula 1 driver Prince Birabongse Bhanudej (still the only racer in Thai history) and a poster advertising the 1939 Bangkok Grand Prix that never happened. The library has a Bangkok guidebook from 1904 along with 4,000-year-old Neolithic pottery. The vinyl

By Ruth J. Katz I had fully expected that after two nights at the glorious, heritage-imbued Savoy in London, I would be a crack tennis payer.  After all, I had slept with Steffi Graff and Andre Agassi—well, not literally, but they were looking over my shoulder each night.   A lovely framed